Defiant Development’s action-RPG is launching on Xbox One tomorrow complete with 4K support for Xbox One X users.
These include new companion characters, more table top mini games, a character creator and an overhauled combat system. The world map has also been tweaked so that it “frames a more engaging story”.
"The reception to Hand of Fate 2 thus far has been incredible,” said Morgan Jaffit, Director, Defiant Development.
“It’s been extremely gratifying to see so many people enjoy what we’ve been working on these past years and we are excited to share this experience with the Xbox One community this December.”
The game will launch on Xbox One with an RRP of $29.99 USD / €24.99 / $29.99 AUD.
Hand of Fate 2 is available now on PS4 and PC.
Will you be picking this up on Xbox One? Let us know below and be sure to keep an eye out for our review in the coming weeks.
In a recent blog post, the development team shared some info on the changes that are coming to Destiny 2 in December and beyond, and stated they are committed to being more open with the community following tough criticism regarding their lack of communication.
Also coming in December are improved vendor rewards which add ways to purchase items directly with Legendary Shards and Tokens, and armour ornaments, rewarded for the completion of specific challenges.
The team are planning to include better rewards for players who complete challenging prestige activities, improved rewards and replayability for Strikes, Adventures and Lost Sectors, and changes to the Crucible, such as private matches, adjusted Supremacy scoring and better spawning rules.
There's more on the way in the next couple of weeks including:
There's too much to list here, but you can read about all the upcoming tweaks in full in the blog post.
The developers touched upon the fact that XP gains had been altered last week, much to the community's chagrin, and those changes have now been reverted.
"Last weekend, we disabled a scaling mechanism that adjusted XP gains up and down without reflecting those adjustments in the UI. Our intention was to keep slower-paced activities as rewarding as high intensity grinding without confusing variations in displayed XP values, but the silent nature of the mechanic betrayed the expectation of transparency that you have for Destiny 2.
We were able to disable the system with a server-side change, but a new solution is now needed to rebalance XP in Destiny 2. We have begun that work, and will continue to provide updates to you about timelines and specifics.”
If you you haven't played Destiny 2 yet, you can read our review and check out what's available in this week's free trial.
Do the changes seem like a step in the right direction? Share your thoughts with us below or over in the forums.
Everyone can jump into Destiny 2 this week for free with a limited trial that gives access to a little bit of everything.
Activision enlisted the help of Dan Bull to advertise the free weekend with a rap battle inspired by the Rally the Troops trailer released earlier in the year.
You can see Cayde-6 and Commander Zavala spitting bars below.
Fancy giving Destiny 2 a go? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Two UK developers have announced they will be collaborating on the development of an as of yet unannounced VR project.
“Fierce Kaiju are very pleased to be working with our friends at Coatsink on an all new co-developed VR title,” said Paul Colls, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Fierce Kaiju.
“Both Fierce Kaiju and Coatsink have created pioneering VR projects and we have a lot of respect for the Coatsink team and their achievements,” he continued. “We’re building something very special and we can’t wait to reveal more in due course.”
Eddie Beardsmore, COO at Coatsink, also had a few good words to say about the new partnership:
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with such a talented team - and the creators one of our office game night favourites, Viral Quarantine. We can’t wait to show VR fans what we have planned.”
What do you think the project could be? Let us know your thoughts below or in the forums.
In the "twin-stick shooter without a conscience" you play as the newly appointed CEO of Vostok Inc. with the goal of making as much moolah as possible.
Key features include:
Vostok Inc. is available on Nintendo Switch from 7 December and can be pre-ordered from the eShop now.
We crowned it Game of the Show at EGX recently and interviewed Andreas Firnigl, Managing Director and designer at Nosebleed Interactive.
And don't forget, any budding astronauts could win a huge cash prize for exploring our solar system.
Will you be picking this up? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Congratulations to Billy P (@Slim__Billy) on being drawn as the winner of our Super Lucky's Tale giveaway!
MercurySteam have announced the release date for the next standalone campaign coming to Raiders of the Broken Planet.
“Whereas Alien Myths explored some of the ancient culture native to the Broken Planet, Wardog Fury is fascinating because it focuses on one of the human factions and delves deeper into their lore,” said Enric Álvarez, Co-Owner of MercurySteam.
Here’s a bit more detail on the new characters and their abilities, which all Raiders players will be able to unlock:
If you’ve yet to give Raiders a try the game’s first campaign, Eternal Soldier, is free to download for everyone, with each subsequent standalone campaign available to purchase for €/$/£9.99 thereafter.
Wardog Fury is out 30 November on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Looking forward to the next Raiders of the Broken Planet campaign? Let us know below.
Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive have announced some new co-op DLC (or DLZ, as they put it) for their zombie slaying VR title, Arizona Sunshine.
The first of the maps, Old Mine, is set in, you guessed it, an abandoned old mine shaft. Players start out armed with only a torch and are forced to approach the mode with a more tactical mindset as they’ll need to balance defending their area with going on vital supply runs in an “utterly dark map”.
The second, Undead Valley, takes place in a “zombie-infested warehouse-turned-underground casino” near the outskirts of Las Vegas, because why let something as trivial as a zombie apocalypse stop the good times?
Rather than simply defending an area against the undead, players must stay ahead of the horde by slowly expanding their area, collecting new weapons and ammo as they go.
Arizona Sunshine’s Free DLZ update is out 28 November on PS VR.
Are you looking forward to more co-op zombie slaying? Let us know below.
Bethesda have announced that a free trial for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is now available across all platforms.
James described Wolfenstein II as a “pure and unapologetic” single-player game that “really shines in its storytelling”, giving the game a lofty 9/10 in our review, so be sure to check it out.
Wolfenstein II is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Bethesda have confirmed that a Nintendo Switch version is coming sometime next year, but there’s no mention as to whether the same free trial will be available on Ninty’s hybrid console.
Will you be giving Wolfenstein II a try? Let us know below.
Coatsink (Esper 2, Augmented Empire) have detailed the sixth and final content pack for their VR title, A Night Sky.
The final pack, Night of the Emperors, is available now and features winter-inspired content, including a new mini-game, new characters and the introduction of the Northern Lights. Players will also be able to chill out with a family of penguins.
“With A Night Sky, we wanted to create an accessible and charming introduction to VR that newcomers could pick up and immediately understand and play,” said Animator Emma Hollingsworth.
“We also wanted to push the humor in our animations and make sure there’s always a new character or amusing detail to discover around the next corner. We maintained this approach for each of the content packs, always aiming to do something new to captivate the player.”
For a limited time, all six content packs, including Night of the Golem, Night of the Dragon, Night of the Phoenix, Night of the Kraken, Night of the Martians, and the newly released Night of the Emperors, can be purchased together for a discounted price of £2.99/$3.99/€3.99.
Have you played A Night Sky? Fancy some winter-inspired stargazing? Let us know below.